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Tyechia Thompson

Tyechia Thompson, Assistant Professor

Tyechia Thompson, Assistant Professor
Tyechia Thompson, Assistant Professor

Department of English 
311 Shanks Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Tyechia Thompson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Virginia Tech.

  • Africana Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Experiential Learning
  • Manuscripts and Archives
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • PhD, English Literature, Howard University
  • MA, English Literature, Howard University
  • BA, English, California State University,  Long Beach
  • Member, Association for Computers in the Humanities 
  • Member, College Language Association 
  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Member, Toni Morrison Society
  • International Initiatives Committee Travel Grant, VIrginia Tech, Spring 2019
  • Black Book Interactive Project-Expanding the Reach, Mellon/ University of Kansas, 2019
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Virginia Tech, 2019
  • Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology Mini Sead, Virginia Tech, 2019

Journal Articles

“Routes of Love and Paris Noir: Navigating the Seamy World of Jake Lamar’s Rendezvous Eighteenth.” Afro-Publishing Without Walls/University of Illinois. Scalar, 2019.

“The Making of a Collective (re)Memory: James Emanuel’s Drafting of “DEADLY JAMES (For All the Victims of Police Brutality). Spec. Issue of Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies, September 2017.

“Mapping Narratives of Reversal in ‘Baldwin’s Paris.’” Spec. Issue of College Language Association Journal, September 2016.

“A (Re)energizing Pedagogical Approach.” African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHUM) Blog, University of Maryland, College Park, March 2018.

“A Finding Aid for the James A. Emanuel Special Collection at the American Library in Paris.” American Library in Paris, November 2016.

“A Graduate Student Guide to the MLA Annual Convention.” Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession. Co-author Atia Sattar. New York: MLA, 2012.

“Afrofuturist Intellectual Mixtapes: A Classroom Case Study.” Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue on AudioVisual in DH. Submitted abstract/Manuscript Due Nov. 2019.

Book Chapters

“Literary Fiction.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature. Ed, Tarshia Stanley, 2008.

“The Remains Left Behind: The Recreation of History in Baldwin’s No Name in the Street.” Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century. Ed, Yasmin DeGout, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020. [Manuscript in Preparation]

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